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A care home in Aberdeenshire has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to residents was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity inspection at Durnhythe Care Home in Banff, a care service for older people, earlier…
A new report from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has found significant improvements in Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s (NPTCBC’s) Children's Services meaning that a Serious Concerns Protocol can now be lifted. The council department was made subject to the sanction in November 2012. A further…
The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland have announced they will soon be carrying out a joint inspection of health and social work services for older people in East Lothian. Inspectors say they expect the inspection process to begin this month with the aim of finding out how well the…
A specialist palliative care centre in Stirlingshire has been praised by inspectors following an unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Inspectors said the Strathcarron Hospice in Denny was providing a very high standard of care, treatment and support to the patients and relatives, linking well with the NHS as…
An acquired brain injury hospital in Glasgow has been praised for the quality of its care following an unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Inspectors reporting on The Disabilities Trust owned, Graham Anderson House, found the service had good systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of…
The Care Inspectorate has announced some changes to the way they inspect care services in Scotland. The changes have been informed by a widespread consultation with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including providers and service users, and also took consideration of a number of wider issues, including the…
A care at home service based in East Lothian has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out an unannounced inspection of Care UK Homecare Ltd - East Lothian, a homecare service which…
A local authority is moving its residents from a care home following the launch of a police inquiry in to the death of five residents. The action has been taken following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report in to Holmdale House Care Home in Ryde, Isle of Wight, which found…
A care service for vulnerable people in the Borders has been heavily criticised by the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors said that failings at the Duns-based Community Integrated Care (CIC) could be "life threatening". The latest inspection found clients missed out on vital visits as a result of staffing problems and in…
A care home for adults with learning disabilities in Clackmannanshire has been praised by Scotland’s social care regulator. The Care Inspectorate graded ARK Alloa Care Home “excellent” for all quality themes after an unannounced inspection. It is the second inspection in a row where the service received top marks. A…
Councillors in Angus have responded to a recent inspection of elderly care in the county which criticised some areas of care as 'adequate'. A joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland found the council needed to 'address the balance of care to increase the number of people…
Admissions to a care home in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis have been suspended amid concerns over the diet of residents. Western Isles Council have now moved to carry out a mulit-agency review of the 40-bed Blar Buidhe Care Home which specialises in dementia care. The news follows a…